The North Carolina Mountains

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The North Carolina Mountains - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Nantahala River

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    The most popular river in western North Carolina for rafting and kayaking is the Nantahala, which races through the scenic Nantahala Gorge,...Read More

  • 2. Sliding Rock

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    Skid on your tush 60 feet on a natural rock waterslide, fueled by 11,000 gallons of mountain water a minute, into a clear, cold pool. The pool...Read More

  • Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

    3. Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    The popular train rides of the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad include excursions from the railroad's Bryson City depot and a number of special...Read More

    Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
  • 4. Lake Santeetlah

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    Formed in 1928 with the construction of the Santeetlah Dam, Lake Santeetlah, meaning "blue waters" in the Cherokee language, has 76 miles of...Read More

  • Looking Glass Falls

    5. Looking Glass Falls

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    Getting to this waterfall is easy, as it's right beside the road in Pisgah National Forest, though parking is limited. Water cascades 60 feet...Read More

    Looking Glass Falls

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